Questions tagged [doctor-strange]

2016's American superhero action/fantasy film based on the superhero of same name from the Marvel comics and 14th film of Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Why was the Ancient One so hesitant to teach Dr. Strange the art of sorcery?

In the movie Doctor Strange, Strange wanted to get accepted in the "dojo" of the Ancient One (not sure if it's really a dojo), but she refused, so it seemed like she didn't want to teach him because ...
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What will Doctor Strange protect now?

We learn in the movies Doctor Strange (2016) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018) that all sorcerers including Doctor Strange have sworn an oath to protect the Time Stone at any cost. But in the ...
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Given what happens in Endgame, why doesn't Dormammu come back to attack the universe?

Dormammu is the dark being trying to destroy the universe in Doctor Strange. Dr Strange uses the Time Stone to keep Dormammu away, this being is referenced in Avengers: Endgame, when the Ancient One ...
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What caused Doctor Strange to repent of his selfishness and become Earth's protector?

In the movie, Doctor Strange learns the mystic arts for entirely self-interested reasons, in order to effect healing of his hands and to be able to resume his surgical work. As matters escalate, ...
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Why didn't Dormammu try to steal the Time Stone?

I learnt from this question that Dormammu is a being who lives beyond time. Generally, when you reverse time, you reverse everything including the memory of the person existing inside the time. ...
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How can people get killed in the mirror dimension?

In the mirror dimension in Doctor Strange, one cannot affect the real world. Doctor Strange: The Mirror Dimension. You can't affect the real world in here. Who's laughing now, a$%^ole? ...
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How did Doctor Strange understand the writings in the Book of Cagliostro?

How did Doctor Strange understand the writings in the Book of Cagliostro? Just by reading the book he learned how to make hand signs to control the power of the Eye of Agamotto.
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Why did Dormammu keep his promise?

Dr. Strange made a deal with Dormammu: he would break the time loop he trapped himself and Dormammu in, in exchange Dormammu has to leave earth alone and take his zealots with him. Why would a ...
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If Kaecilius and the zealots were able to “break out” of a Time Stone backward motion, why couldn't Dormammu as well?

In Dr Strange, in the final battle, Strange and Mordo arrive at the Hong Kong Sanctum to it having been destroyed and the Dark Dimension leaking(?) in. Strange immediately realizes the only weapon is ...
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Does Mordo know of zealots and Kaecilius using dark energy?

In Doctor Strange, does Mordo actually know beforehand that Kaecilius and them would have much higher control of the mirror dimension? I ask because of the scene where Strange locks himself Mordo, ...
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Dr. Strange's preoccupation with time before being entrusted with the Time Stone

At the very beginning of the movie, we see Dr. Stephen Strange ask a colleague to cover his watch while in the operating room. We then see Strange looking through his vast collection of watches just ...
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Was Dormammu's dimension required for the time loop to work?

In Dr. Strange, the Doctor uses the time loop in order to beat down Dormammu's patience. We know that Dormammu's dimension was one without the concept of time and that the Doctor had brought the ...
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Discrepancy in Thanos's use of time stone in Infinity War

In the movie Doctor Strange when the time stone was being used to fight Dormamu, every time Strange set the time back his position got reverted back to the original place he appeared. However in the ...
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Is Dr. Strange a Member of the Avengers?

After watching Dr. Strange and seeing his role in Avengers: Infinity War, I've come to a question: Is Dr. Strange a member of the Avengers, or is he more a "I'm here when you need me" player? Kind of ...
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How did Thanos know how to use this item?

General spoiler alert so I don't have to hide the whole question... Towards the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos uses the time stone to rewind time and reassemble the shattered mind stone. We ...
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Was Dr Strange experiencing all the timeloops with Dormamu?

It is made very clear that Dormamu is experiencing the loop at the end of Doctor Strange as a sequence of events, much like the viewer. Indeed, that's the point - from his perspective he's going to '...
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How can Dr. Strange use the Time Stone to do this?

In Doctor Strange (2016) there is a scene between the Ancient One and Dr. Strange with the following dialogue: Ancient One: I've spent so many years peering through time, looking at this exact ...
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Dagger-like weapon used by Kaecillius

In movie Doctor strange, on a number of occasions, Kaecilius brings out a dagger which somewhat looks like made from dark matter. What is this weapon called and what is it made of?. It even ...
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Timeline of Doctor Strange [duplicate]

Yesterday I watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier and saw this scene. Its around 1:15:25 So is Doctor Strange happened before Captain America: The Winter Soldier?? And when did Doctor Strange ...
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Is the movie 'Doctor Strange' related to any of the Marvel movies?

Well I haven't watched Doctor Strange yet, nor any of the movies in the Marvel series, and I was wondering if I can watch Dr. Strange without getting lost about the storyline in case I need to watch ...
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How did Kaecilius get set free?

In Doctor Strange, How did Kaecilius get set free after he was chained by Dr. Strange.
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Why does the cape choose Dr. Stephen Strange?

I've seen Doctor Strange but I didn't understand why the cape chooses Stephen. I know that the cape is his Relic. Please answer in detail.
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How is Astral dimension in Dr Strange connected to reality?

The 'Mirror' dimension is completely separate from the 'physical' dimension (or reality), such that any changes in the mirror dimension do not affect reality. But the same does not hold true for the '...
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How did Doctor Strange repeat the scene where he made the deal with Dormammu?

In this scene I saw that Doctor Strange was looping again and again and was repeating his dialogue again and again and Dormammu was killing him again and again. I know that Doctor Strange had done ...
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Does time stop when the astral form comes out?

In Doctor Strange, Dr. Strange uses his astral form to communicate with the doctor. Dr. Strange uses his astral form s second time to find the ancient one's astral form at the hospital, when she is ...
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Why didn't Kaecilius use the teleport spell to steal the book he wanted?

In Doctor Strange, Kaecilius goes in person to Kamar-Taj to steal pages from the book that contained a ritual. Why didn't he simply use the teleport spell to teleport directly inside the library and ...
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Why didn't Doctor Strange use the Eye of Agamotto to heal his hands?

In Doctor Strange it was shown that Eye Of Agamotto can be used to manipulate time for even a specific object (as in the case of the apple). Why didn't Dr. Strange use it to heal his hands.
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What is the significance of the multiple references to watches throughout the film?

In Doctor Strange, watches are referred a lot in the film. First it was during the operation when Dr. Strange makes his co-doctor hide his watch which was disturbing him even when he was standing ...
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How Does Doctor Strange's cloak of levitation work inside the mirror dimension?

In the Doctor Strange movie, his cloak of levitation only worked when he entered the mirror dimension but was afterwards never used in that dimension. (If the cloak would have worked, he could have ...
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How many times did Dr. Strange loop?

Dormammu, I've come to bargain. The title pretty much says it all: How many times did Dr. Strange loop to his death until he could convince Dormammu to leave our universe alone? In the movies we are ...
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Why wasn't the Ancient One affected?

In Doctor Strange, the main antagonist Kaecilius and his following perform a ritual to essentially contact Dormammu and channel his power to destroy the seals protecting Earth. We discover that the ...
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What's going on with the watch?

At the beginning of Doctor Strange, Strange is operating on a patient just getting ready to take the bullet out of their brain while the other doctor watches on. Strange asks ... no, tells the other ...
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What came first, the sanctum or the magic?

During his training Doctor Strange gets told that there are 3 important sanctums spread around the world to serve as protection against extra-dimensional powers trying to take over the world. And ...
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What was Stan Lee's character reading on the bus in Doctor Strange

Usually his scenes are easy to understand the context of his character, but during the scene it had Stan laughing randomly at a book or magazine he was reading while travelling on a bus, when Doctor ...
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When is Doctor Strange actually set?

The films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) are usually set roughly around the time they are released (barring flashbacks) or at least in a chronological order congruent to their release order. ...
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How much of Doctor Strange is origin story?

Can anyone tell me what percentage of the new (2016) Doctor Strange movie is devoted to detailing his origins? Or, can this film as a whole be considered an origin story? Believe it or not finding ...
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How can Dr. Strange rewind time in these circumstances? [duplicate]

Whilst confronting Dormammu, Strange keeps dying and coming back, in an infinite loop, which eventually persuades the monster into accepting the doctor's terms. My question is: How does he use the ...
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How did the Time gem work in Dormammu's dimension?

In Doctor Strange, Kaecilius brings down all Sanctums, enabling Dormammu to attack Earth. Kaecilius describes it as a dimension/place beyond time. Also in my understanding, the time gem should be ...
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Why didn't Dr. Strange reverse time?

Since Dr. Strange uses the power to turn back time not much later than the ancient one's death, why didn't he use it earlier to bring the ancient one back to life?
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Why couldn't “Doctor Strange” cast a Chinese actress for the Ancient One, but make the character non-Tibetan?

In the Doctor Strange comics, the titular character is trained by "the Ancient One", who is a Tibetan mystic. An interview with co-writer C. Robert Cargill noted that if they kept this origin, China ...